Born today, you know what you want, and you know that all success is fleeting. For these reasons, you are perhaps one of the most vibrant individuals born under your sign, one who is "alive" at every moment, soaking up all that each day has to offer. Even when things do not go your way, you are positive and upbeat -- and you always ready yourself for anything that may come your way. Indeed, you prepare yourself mentally, physically and emotionally for all that could possibly transpire, for you recognize that you can never know what will happen.
Your creativity is likely to be your single greatest asset, but at times you don't know just where to apply it to the best possible effect. In such cases, you must be willing and able to trust a friend or family member to help you make the decisions that will prove best for you. When left to your devices, you can sometimes stumble -- and stumble badly.
Also born on this date are: Cameron Diaz, actress; Warren Buffett, entrepreneur; Ted Williams, baseball player; Andy Roddick, tennis player; Mary Shelley, author; Peggy Lipton, actress; Fred MacMurray, actor; Shirley Booth, actress; Michael Chiklis, actor; Joan Blondell, actress; Elizabeth Ashley, actress; Timothy Bottoms, actor; David Paymer, actor; Huey Long, politician.
To see what is in store for you tomorrow, find your birthday and read the corresponding paragraph. Let your birthday star be your daily guide.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 31
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Having all the information in the world is only valuable if you know what to do with it. Today, you'll know just what to do -- and when.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Your critics are surprised to learn that you are no longer following the same path. This is something you've been waiting to reveal.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You have the chance to put someone in his or her place, but is that really the best thing for you to do today? Take the high road.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You know how to do something in the simplest possible way, yet get the same results that usually come to those who do it the hard way.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- A creative endeavor offers you personal contentment and a chance of considerable financial reward -- but you must be willing to ask for expert advice.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You mustn't be fooled by those who are telling you what is easy and what is not. You'll find out for yourself almost as soon as you begin.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Set foot out the door and you will be incurring certain risks today -- but you shouldn't encounter any that you cannot deal with easily.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You can protect someone under your care simply by doing what is on the schedule today and avoiding any kind of improvisation.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- A loved one expresses concern about a recent decision you are now acting on. He or she doesn't believe you're fully ready yet.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may have trouble remembering certain small details today, but if you keep the big picture squarely in mind, you'll do well.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- The odds against you are considerable today, but you have an ace up your sleeve and you'll know just when to make your move.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may not be able to change someone's mind today, but you can surely learn to coexist better -- and even, perhaps, learn from each other.